From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries
comes the fourth book in her dazzling and sensual School
for Heiresses series -- the story of a charmingly handsome rake who challenges
everything a young teacher thinks she
knows about passion and desire.
"Don't let yourself be fooled, Madeline:
once a rake, always a rake."
-- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress
When Madeline Prescott took a teaching position at Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies, it was to help restore her father's reputation. Instead, she's in danger of ruining her own. The devilishly handsome Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, has agreed to provide "rake lessons" to Mrs. Harris's pupils so they can learn how to avoid unscrupulous gentlemen, and Madeline is to oversee his classes. She has always believed that attraction is a scientific matter, easily classified and controlled -- until she's swept into the passionate desire that fiercely burns between her and Anthony. Nothing could be more illogical than risking everything for a dalliance with a rake -- even one who's trying to behave himself. Yet nothing could be more tempting....
Practical Madeline Prescott is a teacher at a school for daughters of wealthy families. The newly titled Viscount Norcourt, who has a history of being a womanizing rake, must persuade the school staff to accept his newly orphaned niece and recommend him as her guardian. Each is slightly misfit in their situations, and that awkwardness makes them appealing to the reader. But while actress Justine Eyre's narration is competent, her aristocratic intonations don't seem natural and her performance sometimes seems exaggerated; the affectations grate. Though there are slight variations in tone, they do not suffice to clearly distinguish characters. A Pocket paperback.